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shall, i'm chip reid and i'm rebecca jarvis. here are a few of the stories we'll be looking at. the remnants of isaac spin across the midwest bringing heavy rain floodwaters are receding and likely to be a long and slow recovery begins. mitt romney gets a look at the damage and president obama heads there on monday. more americans are hitting the road in labor day weekend but at a cost. gasoline prices are at more than $4 a gallon in at least five states. a new era begins at penn state as the nittany lions take to the field. can the players and the college community put the jerry sandusky sex scandal behind them? and the lighter side of
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politics. >> there's a certain magic about a good cartoon. when you hit that, you really -- it's really, really great. >> inside the mind of a pulitzer prize winning cartoonist. all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," all that and so much more on "cbs this morning saturday," september 1st, 2012. captioning funded by cbs thanks for joining us and welcome to the beginning of your nice hopefully long holiday weekend. welcome chip reid. >> it's great to be here. >> good to see you. >> we begin with the after smat of hurricane isaac. the storm is passing over the mid-mississippi and lower ohio valleys bringing threats of heavy rain and isolated tornadoes to the south. floodwaters are receding, but hundreds of homes and businesses remain flooded and hundreds of thousands of people are without power. the storm is blamed on at least seven deaths, five in louisiana,
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two in mississippi. now comes what's certain to be a big and long cleanup. manuel bow habojorquez is in -- >> hurricane isaac hit louisiana on wednesday but lingered over the state for days. here, the floodwaters are hard to work through and in plaquemine's parish, some residents are waiting to return to homes submerged by the storm surge. state crews cut into one of the levees in plaquemine parish cutting up to ten holes to release some of the floodwaters. aerials from friday show empty neighborhoods swamped with 5 feet of water from isaac's storm surge, a surge so strong it literally reversed the flow of the mississippi river for 24 hours. areas of major flooding are outside the $14 billion federal flood protection system reinforced after hurricane katrina. the new construction held up.
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a relief for people like wanda bailey who lost her home in katrina. she rebuilt. her fear that isaac would cause another levee breach never materialized. >> i feel pretty good about the investment that the government made in our area. they did it and they did very well. >> at the height of the storm, half a million people in three states were without power. it is slowly being restored. isaac also pushed up gas price ten cents a gallon in one week. though it is still in the early days, damage is already being estimated up to $2 billion. and as people here along the gulf coast continue to clean up this morning, forecasters are keeping an eye on tropical storm leslie in the atlantic which could become a hurricane by this weekend, possibly striking bermuda early next week. chip? >> manuel bojorquez in
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louisiana. mitt romney will visit the swing states of ohio and florida today. he was in louisiana on friday to see damage from hurricane isaac and president obama will visit the area on monday. but first he begins his march to the democratic national convention today. nancy cordes is in des moines, iowa and is traveling with the president. nancy, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. the president will be in battleground states, three of them today. governor romney will be in two. the president is starting in des moines, iowa, looking to build momentum this coming week while governor romney is looking to capitalize on the attention he got for his speech. governor romney took a brief detour to check the damage from hurricane -- bobby jindal was his guide. >> it's going to draw some attention to what's going on here.
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>> a few hours before romney touched down in the gulf, the white house announced the president will also visit the hurricane zone on monday. instead of campaigning in cleveland as planned. yesterday president obama paid a visit to service members at fort bliss in el paso, texas. it was there two years ago to the day that mr. obama marked the end of major combat operations in iraq. he never mentioned romney by name friday but he did take on romney's charge at the convention that mr. obama has weakened the standing in the world and let down u.s. allies. >> if you or anyone is trying to say america is in dee cland or the influence waned, don't you believe it. here's the truth. our alliances have never been stronger. at a campaign stop in lakeland, florida, romney accused the president of breaking promises for the debt. to boost incomes. >> you listen to the last guy running for president, he laid out what he would do, he didn't do it. time to give someone new a
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chance. hold us accountable. >> reporter: obama officials tell us that the president is still working on crafting his campaign speech and that it will not be filled with what they call petty attacks at the swipe of governor romney, but instead, it will make an affirmative case, rebecca and chip for why the president should be re-elected. >> nancy cordes in des moines, iowa. thank you. major garrett is joining us from charlotte north carolina where the democratic national convention will get under way on tuesday. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chip. >> let me ask you at the convention next week in charlotte, what do you think will be the number one issue? >> the number one issue will be why president obama from his perspective and those here believe he deserves reelection. what democrats will say is the president inherited a very tough economic situation, the toughest since the great depression. chip, that's not a new story. but what democrats will do here is say yes, you've heard that
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before. but here are some americans who have benefited in practical and real and hope memorable ways from the president's policies. people who will testify that their taxes were cut in the middle class area. folks in college got lower college loan rates benefited from that. people who had health care didn't have it before. what they're going to try to do is say they can get better. in between, the president took steps to make things bad a little less bad and help people get along. that will be one of enduring themes after this convention. >> how did the president focus on jobs. 8.3% unemployment presently. 42 straight months of unemployment above 8%. the long-term unemployed. that's 5.2 million. a percent of the workforce unemployed or rather the unemployed workforce has been unemployed for more than six months. how does the president address that? >> it is by far the most difficult challenge the president faces. those statistics speak for
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themselves. they're not just numbers. they're real people and real lives. republicans know that that is the core reason people are dissatisfied and thinking about an alternative to president obama. what he can only do is say now things are great. not even credibly say they could be worse. people can't really understand what that means in their actual lives. what the president has to say is we're getting better. i know the way forward and if you take a path to that the republicans put forward, we're going to reverse track and go back to the situation as bad as it was or possibly worse. the president can only make a negative case against his opponent. it's very difficult for him to make an affirmative case for himself on the number one issue, the economy, which is the biggest hurdle. not just here in charlotte but from now until election day. >> major, yesterday, mitt romney toured the areas damaged by hurricane isaac. do you think he successfully sold himself at the convention? >> well, that's going to be for voters to decide, chip. i would say the speech he gave
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was the first time americans tuning in to this campaign to see a different side of mitt romney actually saw a slightly different side, one that was a bit warmer and more reflective about the challenges in his life and how he's helped -- he and his wife and five children confront them. that, on balance, was helpful for governor romney. i talked to so many delegates on the floor at the convention who said, look, mitt romney is not going to win or lose this election based on the speeches he gives or the quality of them. that's not the way people will decide. elwin on policy and direction and proving that he or at least selling himself as a more capable manager than the incumbent. that debate is yet to come. >> major garrett, thank you. >>. this is the labor day weekend. hopefully you're n enjoying it. the most in four years will hit the road. also a record high this weekend, gasoline prices. the national average is $3.83 per gallon. six states are pushing $4 a
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gallon. california is the highest in the nation at $4.15. joining us now is tom, the chief oil analyst at the oil price information service and an expert at analyzing gas prices. great to have you with us, tom. good morning. >> nice to be here. >> we were talking earlier in the summer about maybe seeing it at $3 a gallon. now it jumped 15 cents in the last week. a lot of people want to know why. why is the move on the way up so quick? whereas the move on the way down as far as prices is so slow. >> we'll test the way down. i think we'll test that in the last 100 days of the year. what we had was the summer of a lot of refining difficulties and a lot of glitches and then a chevron fire and then a hurricane that shut down a lot of precautionary production. wholesale prices really move in a day. they'll moved 15, 20, 25 cents in a day. i think the good news is this is the peaking process right now. this is the ninth inning and
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hopefully we've got a good closer in there. i think this is about as bad as it gets for the united states for the rest of the year this weekend. >> tom, how much effect did the storm have on these prices and where are they going up the most? >> chip, we always spend the summer with about 200 barrels of gasoline inventory, which is to say we're always on just in time inventory. when you get anything that ripples through the system, a storm that interrupts production for a period of time, it can have a lasting impact, particularly in august. so it probably added about 5 to 15, maybe 20 cents a ga the irony is the prices went up most in places distance from the storm like chicago and detroit. that had little to do with the hurricane but a lot to do the hardware up that way, which has been finicky all summer long. >> what do you think in terms of seeing some relief? >> oh, i think you'll see relief. i don't know if ten days prices will be lower. but i think 100 days from now
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prices will be considerably lower. we bombed out at $3.25 the end of the year. i think there's a good chance we'll get to that. these are really, really big profits for refiners right now. they tend to overproduce when that happens. >> tom cloez al, thank you. the attorney for the navy seal who wrote a controversial book about the killing of osama bin laden is firing back against the defense department. he says author, mark owen, which is a pseudonym, earned the right to tell his story. the defense department says owen violated two nondisclosure"no e was supposed to be released on september len: but it will come out next week. he told scott pelley he has no hidden agenda. >> there has been criticism that the book is timed to influence the election. >> my worry from the beginning is it's a political season. this book is not political
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whatsoever. no one bad-mouthed either party and we specifically chose september 11th to keep it out of the webb, a former navy seal. he's the author of "the red circle." he's also a friend of mark owen. good morning. >> good morning, guys. >> tell me, why do you think he wrote this book? >> i think he wrote the bookie sen -- book essentially to set the record straight. you see a lot of articles and things about this particular operation. a lot of it really didn't tell the true story. i think his goal is to really set the record straight. >> you've spoken to mark since all of the news around this book has come out. what does he think about all of in? is he surprised by response? >> i haven't really spoken to
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him too much since this -- everything has kind of happened in the media. but i think just with the nature of what's going on erks a pretty busy guy these days, especially with the death threats that have come out since fox leaked his name. >> has he had any second thoughts, brandon, about writing this book? >> i haven't really talked to him about that. i can't really answer that question. >> as we mentioned, the department of defense sent mark and the publisher a letter stating that mark was in material breach and violation of the nondisclosure agreements he had signed. mark's attorney, robert lus kin respond. it says mr. owen takes seriously his obligation to the united states and his former colleagues. mr. owen sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book and reviewed the work to make sure it didn't disclose any
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materials to put comrades at risk and he's proud of his service and respectful of his obligation but he's earned the right to tell his story. do you agree with that? did he earn the right? >> i absolutely think he earned the right to tell the story. the big issue is there was no formal review and that -- you get into a situation with the timeliness of this and even though you hear, i'm sure he believes in his heart he didn't want to make the book political but then you have a publisher trying to drive book sales and they're well aware of that, releasing a book of this nature right before the election in november, it's going to be politicized. you know, i think it's going to be an interesting -- just to see once everyone has a look at the book and to see exactly what is in it and i know mark would
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never intentionally release any information to put his teammates in jeopardy. but the timeliness of the book is -- you can't help but put some people in jeopardy with the threat chain especially now, like i said, fox released his name and it's a security issue at at that point. >> brandon webb, we really appreciate you joining us. thank you. you can see scott pelley's entire interview with mark owen on "60 minutes" sunday, september 9th right here on cbs. now we turn to the crisis in syria. rebels have launched a major offensive against government forces in aleppo. syria's largest city. the syrian conflict is almost a year and a half long and has cost 20,000 lives. it's also unleashed a flood of refugees trying to escape the bloodshed. clarissa ward reports from turkey, just over the border from syria. >> the turkish government says
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that it has spent more than $300 million hosting some 80,000 syrian refugees in 11 different camps that it has built along the border. this is clearly, they say, not a sustainable situation because the volume of refugees trying to cross into this country is increasing exponentially from just about 400 a day a few weeks ago to 5,000 a day. currently, there are more than 10,000 syrian refugees waiting at the border to be admitted into turkey and to be processed and allowed entrance into these camps. the conditions in the camps are very tough, very cramped, there is limited access to electricity. often, there is no running water. the turkish government is saying that essentially while they're doing the best that they can, this is not a sustainable situation from a humanitarian or from a logistical point of view. what they're proposing is to establish a safe-haven, a buffer
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zone but the issue there is how you do you protect the safe-haven. how do you make sure the air access doesn't attack the people living here. the answer to that is that the international community would seemingly have to agree on implementing a sort of small-scale, no fly zone. at the moment it appears that the appetite within the international community for that type of action is very limited. for "cbs this morning saturday," i'm clarissa ward, antakya, turkey. a deadly day in afghanistan. nato says two american soldiers were killed today while battling insurgents in the eastern part of the country. in a separate incident near kabul, two suicide bombers staged an attack, one detonated a vest rigged with explosives, the second blew up a fuel truck armed with a bomb. at least 12 people were killed. no americans died in that attack. the army is investigating a brutal hazing incident against a soldier caught on tape.
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sergeant philip roesh from battle creek, michigan, was the victim of an attack that resulted in his suffering and seizure of head injury. he was struck with a wooden mallet. it happened in april at fort bragg, north carolina when he was promoted to sergeant. on a lighter note, we all know the phrase once in a blue moon. that's because they're uncommon. there was one last night. here's how it looked over cincinnati. anyone who missed it, has to wait until 2015 for the next one. a blue moon means that a full moon occurred twice in the same month. it has nothing to do with the color of the moon. it's pale yellow. >> where is the blue? >> lonnie quinn, never making us blue right here. lonnie quinn with the weather. >> originally the thought is that it came from volcanic ash or dust particles that gave it a blue tone. however, that does not occur on a regular occurrence. >> thank you for clearing that up. >> you got it. this is what i've got for you guys right now. here's the entire country.
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there are two storm systems i'm watching. they are as different as you can get. one has a lot of water. one has a little bit of water. little bit of water with this system, low pressure system around the northern rockies moving toward the northern plains eventually up into canada. very little rain. thunder and lightning. that lightning could spark fires with red flag warnings in that section of the country. then we have what is left of isaac. the good news, if there is any, the fact that it will bring a lot of rain to a portion of the country that needs rain. the problem is they're so parched, it's like raining on asphalt. that's a quick look at the national picture. here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend. all right everybody.
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rain or shine, wherever you are, make it a great holiday weekend. rebecca over to you. >> lon, thanks so much. a sight for sore eyes on the national mall in washington. after nearly two years of renovations, the reflecting pool in front of the lincoln memorial has reopened. as sharyl attkisson tells us, it is one stimulus project that didn't generate any controversy. >> friday workers took down fencing that marred one of the nation's most famous views for nearly two years. >> come on in. [ applause ] >> before we show you the facelift, it helps to know why it was so badly needed. built in 1928, lincoln memorial reflecting pool was the backdrop for martin luther king's i have a dream rally, vietnam war protests. it's the pool jenny waded through to reunite with forrest gump. over the years, national park service ranger gilbert lion says
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it became a filthy eyesore. >> how messy did it get at some point? >> it was -- especially this time of month, august. you had waste from the geese, plus all of the -- all the while, a $30 million renovation was taking place. a new steel reinforced foundation. a new filtration system that pumps water from the potomac tidal base in. pretty much on time, on budget, the new pool opened. >> last time we came, it was quite sad, wasn't it, to see it. then today, to come and see this is stunning. absolutely beautiful. this is what d.c. is about. this is the view for me is d.c. >> nobody is happier than ranger lion. >> do you think the geese will be back? >> they will be back. see if everybody come and see them. >> sharyl attkisson, cbs news,
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washington. great story. the pen is mightier than the sword. especially had it comes to politics. the pulitzer prize winning cartoonist who loves to poke fun at politicians. a well-known senator makes a dramatic speech. we'll look at the path to the white house and the gaffes that lost elections. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday" >> the same effort, the same energy and the same dedication that was given to president john f. kennedy must be given to president lyndon hubert humphrey. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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penn state begins rebuilding their legacy when they hit the field today for their season opener. they'll have a new coach, new offense and a new look. >> but the sex scandal that rocked the campus is far from forgotten. we'll hear from the head coach and we'll speak with a "time" magazine sports editor about the dark cloud that could still be hanging over happy valley. we'll be right back. this is "cbs this morning saturday.",,,,,,,,
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i think what's cool is the next -- we were talking about it, it's three years from now. >> 2015. >> however there will be another blue moon in 29 days in china. >> how is that? >> well, wouldn't you like to know. in china, it was september the 1st. you will have one on september 30th. it's the second moon of the month. >> you are a bottomless pit of knowledge. >> rebecca wore blue in honor of
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the blue moon. >> actually, i wanted there to be some blue associated with the blue moon at least. >> my favorite part of all this, yesterday -- >> do you want me to say? i will. >> is that it happened on the day that neil armstrong had his memorial service, the first person to walk on the moon. a great honor for him. >> i'll say. rebecca couldn't jump in on this conversation. i remember being in in preschool when that event took place. everybody got out of class and we all sat in this big gym and watched on the tv about this big -- >> i remember the event. i remember it well. >> you felt pride, i bet. to be an american and to see an american in that scenario. >> still do. all these years later. >> i will say, i think i was in first grade, i was a little overwhelmed by it. wasn't super relating to it. the idea of going to the moon was so -- to the moon, lonnie.,,
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♪ beautiful start to the day in boston, massachusetts. welcome to "cbs this morning" saturday. happy labor day weekend. i am rebecca jarvis. >> i am chip reid. it's great to be here. >> good to see you. let's get to the top story had half hour. the new era at penn state begins today. the nittany lions take the field for the first time since the jerry sandusky sex scandal rocked their campus. they've instituted a slew of changes. but are they enough to rebuild the once formidable legacy. elaine quijano is in pennsylvania. good morning. >> good morning to you chip. later today, some 100,000 fans are expected to pour into beaver stadium behind me here for the kickoff of penn state's football season. now, it comes about ten months
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after the child sex abuse scandal became public and shattered this community. many are hoping today marks a new beginning. >> at penn state emotions are running high. thousands turned out at this pep rally last night. it's the first football season in nearly half a century to begin without joe paterno as head coach. >> start off the new era. coach o'brien era. these guys, they've been through these troubles all these month, it's time to move on and get excited about some football. >> the university is trying to acknowledge its past and focus on its future. the new head coach is bill o'brien. he recently spoke with special correspondent james brown. >> it's very, very important that we realize, penn state, the penn state football program, the penn state athletic department that we realize why we're in the position we're in and what steps are we going to take to move the
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program forward. >> they face a daunting challenge, unprecedented ncaa sanctions wiped away 40 skal ships between now and 2015. penalties include five years probation and four years of no bowl game. >> life is all about how you overcome adversity. in my opinion, this is a chance for these kids to go out here, play good football, go to class, graduate, but also do something that's bigger than football and that is to show that we've learned from the mistakes of the past and to help people realize that children are so important to society and that child abuse is something that has to stop. >> now, the team has made it a priority to reach out to organizations that help children who are sexually abused. in fact, today players will be wearing helmets with ribbons on the back to show their support for child sex abuse victims. chip? >> elaine quijano in state
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college, pennsylvania. thanks. with us is shawn gregory, senior sports editor for "time" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> is there a black cloud hanging over happy valley? >> surely there has. there's been a scandal. today is the day the cloud can lift. life going on at the school. the students been getting behind everybody. this is a really, really good chance to move forward for the school. >> when they do move forward, how much of a restriction are the ncaa sanctions going to be and how much of a difficulty is it going to be for the football program to rebuild? >> it's going to be hard. there's no doubt about that. kids want to compete for national championships and play in bowl games. they want this glory. going to penn state, there's a lot of opportunity there, but that's one thing they're not going to be able to get. yes, it's going to be a huge recruiting challenge for new coach bill o'brien. >> you've made an interesting point in your kuour columns. you said it is unfair to the
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kids playing in the sport. they might not -- you suggested that maybe they should have waited four years. tell me about that. >> i have no problem with the ncaa punishing the football program based on the results of the freeh report which is a pretty solid document. however, why not wait four years so the kids that are there now who had nothing to do with this don't get adversely affected. >> the ones who come in four years from now know what they're getting into. >> if you're a high school student, you know what you're getting into. whereas, now the kids there now are totally messed up. >> shawn, historically speaking, when a school gets ncaa sanctions, how long does it take them to come back and can they? >> they can. it's very, very hard. smu is kind of the standard on this. they had a death penalty. their program in the late '80s was gone. they still haven't gotten over it. they really struggled.
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if you look at other sports, kentucky basketball, the sanctions weren't as difficult against them. but they came back to glory. when they -- the kids that were first there after the sanctions, they weren't very good but they overachieved. they were a school -- they had their numbers retired. the kids that are there are part of a rebuilding process that can be part of something special, that's motivation for them. >> great. shawn gregory, thank you. for more college action, catch the fighting irish of notre dame taking on the navy live from ireland beginning at 9:00 a.m. eastern here on cbs. don't want to miss that. you also don't want to miss this. lonnie quinn with another check of the weather. >> good morning to you. i will say that football game in ireland, 9:00 a.m., partly cloudy skies, about 65 degrees in dublin. i want to talk, though, about the good old us of a. what is happening in the mid section of the country, that's what's left of what was isaac. it's not a tropical storm or a tropical depression. so remnant low but putting down a lot of rain in a portion of
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the country that needs the rain. want to talk about what else is going on in the tropics. here we are in the midst of hurricane season. do you realize we're so far ahead of schedule. this time of the year, we should be on the fifth named storm of the year. it should be ernesto. we had that so long ago, we got two other storms out there. this is what tropical storm leslie is doing. could become a hurricane later today. close to bermuda but not a threat to the u.s. then i want to show you hurricane kirk in the middle of the ocean. it remains a storm for the fish as it pushes to the east and remains in the shipping lanes. that's a quick look at the national picture, the hurricane season, the whole thing. a closer look at the weather for your weekend.
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all right, everybody. have a happy saturday. chip over to you >> thanks, lonnie. a nightmare in chicago back in 1968. >> convention is about to begin in a police state. there just doesn't seem to be any other way to say it. >> we'll take a look at worst and best moments of the democratic national conventions. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday." yes! yes! come on! oh. no! oh... bummer. [children shouting] hoops? yeah. sure. sure. announcer: moms everywhere are finding ways to keep kids active and healthy. works every time. announcer: get ideas. get involved. get going at can overwhelm even the strongest person. but there is a way to help ease your burden, especially if you're facing foreclosure. one option may be advice
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the republican national convention is over and now it's the democrats turn. that kicks off tuesday in charlotte, north carolina. joining us from austin, texas, with some of the best and worst moments from past democratic conventions and lessons learned is douglas brinkley. he's a presidential historian and cbs news consultant and the author of cronkite. good to have you with us. >> good morning. >> i want to begin with hubert humphrey in 1958 in minneapolis. let's take a listen. >> to those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, i say to them, we are 172 years late. >> now the southern delegates
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walked out when he said this. hard for some people to imagine now. douglas, how did it go over, overall with the election and what do you think about what he had to say sm. >> well, hubert humphrey was mayor of minneapolis and he was absolutely correct. i mean, racism and jim crowe was a part of the united states. he took it head on. fdr made strides on civil rights. harry truman had, including desegregating of the army. here's humphrey giving this speech on civil rights, shaming that democrats wanted to keep jim crowe in place. you have all the delegates from mississippi and half from alabama that got in and walked out. humphrey started becoming a national figure out of that speech. of course, in 1968 he would gain the democratic nomination in chicago for himself. >> douglas, another moment that caused a big stir was in 1968. that, of course, was the year when martin luther king and
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senator kennedy were assassinated. violent confrontations in chicago and let's take a listen to abe rib cough. >> when gorge mcgovern isment of the united states, we wouldn't have to have gestapo tactics in the streets of chicago. >> what was the result of that speech, douglas? >> well, it tells mcgovern was gaining popularity, first off. that's '68. in 1972 mcgovern would be the nominee. look, chicago was a disaster for the democrats. mayor daley's police force beat journalists and protesters and used tier gas. alan beginsburg and riots in the streets. but inside the convention hall, it wasn't much better. at one point, walter cronkite had to ask the police on the air, call them thugs to leave dan rather, a floor reporter alone because they were starting to push him, slap him around
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some. there's a lot of acrimony in chicago in '68. >> finally, douglas, the 2004 dnc ended up you putting then senator barack obama on the map. went on to become our president. what do you think he needs to do to successfully, as much as he did in the past make his mark at this dnc. >> when he gave that keynote speech, barack obama went from being a senator of illinois to being the phenom of the democratic party. we all know the yes, we can speech of barack obama. we haven't heard a lot of that in 2012. i think he needs a new phrase. something that he can repeat over and over again. he's good at that. the southern baptist pulpit minister style of getting emotive. the thing about barack obama, he can deliver a spellbinding speech. let's look forward to seeing if he does. >> all right. douglas brinkley. thanks so much. >> up next, cartoons with a
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bite. we'll go inside the fertile mind of a pulitzer prize winning cartoonist. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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cartoonists have been lampooning politicians since the days of ben franklin. one hassle vated it to an art form to make a powerful point. i caught up with matt worker and found out how he makes politics humorous. >> there's a certain magic about a good cartoon. when you hit that, you really -- it's really, really great. >> in a long, drawn-out campaign season, matt worker has his hands full. what has this election cycle been like for you as a cartoonist? >> the republican primary is fantastic. donald trump, you're kidding me, right? it doesn't get better than that. cartoonist at the inside the beltway publication, politico where he paints a unique spin on the nation's politics. >> how do you caricature mitt romney? >> he's got this big sort of
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block head and then that romney hair. >> and president obama? >> his ears stick out. he's got an extremely broad toothy smile that's great for cartoonists. >> he started drawing cartoons in junior high school to protest the war in vietnam. >> i grew up as a kid following paul conrad in the l.a. times. conrad, he made nixon's enemy's list. his cartoons had that kind of bite. >> is that your goal in life, to make a president's enemy's list? >> that wouldn't be bad. i'm okay with that. that would be great. >> did you ever hear from the people you satirized. >> i did a cartoon during the iraq war and got a letter from a colonel, he was wondering if he could have the original to hang on his wall. filled me with mixed emotions. >> you wanted him to be -- >> i wanted him to feel the sting of my pen. he wanted to hang it on his wall. >> the ideas come from everywhere. a steady diet of reading the
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papers, checking twitter feeds, even mundane events. >> bankers illustrated, swimsuit edition. where did the inspiration for this come from? >> this is standing in the line at the store, swimsuit edition, it should be applied -- nearly naked greed. bodacious bottom lines. this was fun to draw. this was part of the pulitzer submission. >> after 30 years of satirizing, he received a pulitzer prize for editorial cartooning. >> i started playing with idea of batman and robin the other day. this weeke he was taking on the perception that vice presidential nominee paul ryan could be outshining the top of the ticket. >> what if you flip it and romney is robin and ryan as batman? trying to sort of decide who is the batman. >> seems to me you're basically a nice guy. when you really zing somebody, does it bring out another side
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of you? >> there are plenty of cartoonists who do that. i don't think that's good for democracy. i like mixing it up. i don't mind poking people with a stick but i don't feel i need to poke them in the eye with a stick. >> you don't do meanspirited? >> i try not to. the naked bankers on the beach, the bankers might feel differently. i was trying to draw them in a sexy way. >> bodacious bottom lines. that was a fun assignment. >> fun assignment for you. it looks like his job, you can file that under dream job, very cool stuff. >> absolutely. coming up next, before camelot, there was boston. >> now, which requires the most diplomacy, to interview senators or to be married to one? >> well -- >> be nice. >> we open up the cbs news vault for a rare interview with then senator john f. kennedy and his new bride jackie. you're watching "cbs this morning saturday."
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from the cbs news vault, a young senator john f. kennedy and jackie o in a personal interview that took place in 1953, one month after they were married. >> edward r. murrow spoke to the newlyweds in kennedy's former bachelor pad in boston. >> let's meet the newlyweds. >> right here, mr. morrow. >> good evening. >> good evening mrs. kennedy. >> good evening. >> i understand you had a much publicized court ship. how did the two of you meet? >> at the house of a friend about two years ago. >> and you used to be a reporter, didn't you sm. >> yes, i did. >> and you first met the senator when you interviewed him. >> well, i interviewed him shortly after i met him. >> have you opened all your wedding gifts? >> well, i've opened quite a few of then and sent them all to washington. we just have a couple back here. >> aha. i her when you were in england
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and i thought you were -- you might remember this picture that was taken from my family were all over there in 1939 when my father was ambassador. >> i remember it very well. there he is in the center, isn't he? >> that's right. i have my eight brothers and sisters, almost the last time we were all taken together. brings back happy memories. >> senator, you have some rather anxious moments yourself during the war, didn't you? >> yes, i did. >> you were in pt boats, weren't you? >> yes, i was. during the solomon islands campaign. >> is that a model of your pt boat there? >> yes, it is. it was made by friend of mine at the boston navy yard. >> i brought you one of the wedding presents. which is throwing around this apartment. >> this was a present from jim fair he will who is in charge of handing out athletic equipment when i was at college at harvard and he's still doing it. this probably was the football that harvard was going to use
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for it first game and he sent it to me. i certainly appreciated it and i must say it's probably my favorite. >> camelot. >> camelot. >> it's a nice looking bachelor pad. >> it looks like -- >> jfk gets up and starts walking somewhere. where is he going? >> it's great. i love opening the vault for these. >> remember, we've got a great college football game. notre dame up against navy live from ireland. the action starts at 9:00 a.m. eastern right here on cbs. then u.s. tennis open coverage begins at noon eastern on cbs. >> now, here's charlie rose with a look at what's happening monday on "cbs this morning." >> good morning, on monday the republicans have had their say. now it's time for the democrats to fire up their base as the delegates head to charlotte, we'll have a preview of the democratic national convention. we'll see you on monday at 7:00 on "cbs this morning." don't want to miss it. have a great weekend everybody.
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happy labor day. >> that was fun. >> you enjoyed it. >> you're going to do the evening news tonight. >> i am. >> you have an interview on the evening news with -- >> with the mayor of charlotte. anthony fox. >> what is he talking about, by chance? does it have anything to do with politics? >> who would have thought that charlotte, north carolina, would get the democratic convention. he's still pinching himself that he got it. he worked very hard for it. now he's got it. he's going to be on the stage. >> -- clint eastwood kind of thing? >> the only thing that could compete with that is if we got nick nolte or charlie sheen out there. >> you need somebody with really funny hair. absolutely. >> we don't want to give away too much about your interview, are there any highlights that stand out in your mind? >> that's a secret. more than anything else, what a booming city charlotte is. believe it or not, they have the sixth biggest airport in the
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world. sixth busiest airport. >> it's a huge banking capital. >> they're trying to make clearest talking about dis diversification. >> that's an important point. i look at charlotte as a place where things have been recovering a little faster than some other places in the country. their economy has come back and i understand that obviously banking has been hit. i used to work for bank of america, full disclosure, not anymore. you know that was a big -- >> not anymore, that's good. >> that was a big place for banking. we wish them well and look forward to watching you tonight and our coverage next week of the dnc. have a great weekend everyone. >> see you guys. >> for more about "cbs this morning." >> for more about "cbs this morning." visit us at cbs -- captions by vitac --
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